Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Fortunately, there are a couple of clues that have been left for gamers to still have hope that cloud saves will soon be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Still, the console has to maintain its popularity beyond its launch window first, so hopefully Nintendo has some good games to show at E3 to make the Switch a compelling purchase during the all-important holiday season later this year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is not missing out on their current golden opportunity with their latest video game console. After all, the Switch is a portable console as much as it is a home console, and no one wants to walk around with a binder full of Blu-rays when they take their Switch with them on a trip. Interestingly, when launching The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the first time, a prompt saying that necessary data could not be found and must be downloaded appeared, followed by a small cloud icon popping up. When he had it back, he went to check the system and realized that none of his items were stored in the memory of the Switch. In order to see which type of storage had the best load times, they loaded different parts of the game from each source: the console's internal memory, the cartridge the physical copy comes on, and two types of SanDisk microSD cards - a cheap 16GB model and a pricier 64GB Extreme Plus.

"After many meetings with the higher-ups, we've come to realize we'll never satisfy every fan looking for the NES Classic with just one sloth on the job, especially when that sloth keeps taking three-hour smoking breaks", company spokesman Kyle Toadsly explained. If Nintendo can sell through all of that, then the Switch will have surpassed the Wii U's lifetime in a single year.

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